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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #25 on: April 21, 2011, 02:19:50 pm »
MSF, you ready to call Young a bust?  down to .236, 19 Ks, 3 Ws
Pretty tough to call a guy with an All Star appearance a bust, but he is not as good as I had thought he would get to be.

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #26 on: April 21, 2011, 02:20:37 pm »
he ain't very good at all.

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #27 on: April 21, 2011, 02:26:55 pm »
he also has 4 HRs 1 triple 2 doubles. Slg is over .500 and he plays a mean CF... does that whole catching of the ball thing very very well.

Hes no superstar... but i'd rather have him then rios in CF.

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #28 on: April 21, 2011, 02:28:56 pm »
he over Rios ain't saying much.  he's an OK player but he has failed to live up to the hope.


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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #29 on: April 21, 2011, 02:33:05 pm »
o hes also responsible for 22 runs so far rios is at 14...

This doesnt factor in defense or their respective contracts...

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #30 on: April 21, 2011, 02:37:17 pm »
Rios has been a disaster.   He has sucked mostly offensively and that contract prevented KW from signing a closer

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #31 on: April 21, 2011, 02:46:31 pm »
yea... that JJ putz deal is looking sweeter with every day that passes.

The BP will shake it self out.. Sale looked outstanding yesterday... the Rays announcers were raving about him.

One of the Rays announcers even mentioned the whole inverted W throwing motion, and dismissed it... thinks the kid will be just fine...


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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #33 on: April 22, 2011, 11:46:54 am »
Link says it all:

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/653824-nolan-ryan-and-the-50-most-overrated-players-in-mlb-history?utm_source=outbrain.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=outbrain.com&utm_medium=referral#/articles/653824-nolan-ryan-and-the-50-most-overrated-players-in-mlb-history

The list is spot on in most cases.  I would agree with applying the "overrated" tag to Strawberry, Don Sutton, Mattingly, Bucky Dent, Garciaparra, Dave Stewart, Denny McLain, Thurman Munson, and especially Nolan Ryan.  There are more, but those stand out in my mind.  NY and Boston players in general seem to get more acclaim than warranted.  I would disagree with the inclusion of players like Brooks Robinson and Ozzie Smith on that list.  Sure, they're known for their slick fielding and not their hitting, but their fielding was SO good that I disagree with the "overrated" label.


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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #35 on: April 25, 2011, 10:56:12 pm »
I love it!

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=AkVcPqUr0q6bxQAQXpatFEwRvLYF?slug=jp-passan_10_degrees_attendance_042511

Not really surprising. I find myself going to less and less games as the years go by. Part of it is less free time to make the 5-6 hour commitment (40 minute commute each way to the Cell and the actual game time) to view a game in person.  Another may be that I was fortunate to be a Bulls season ticket holder for 16 years (the entire Jordan era plus the year after), a Blackhawk season 'reservation' holder (as Bill Wirtz referred to us) for 8 years, a Bears season ticket holder for 5 years as well as attending 10-25 baseball games a year. So I saw more than my fare share of games in person.

When the new Comiskey opened in '91, the lower deck bleacher seats in left & right center field were priced at $6. 

Now the bleacher area has been cut in half and face value for tickets in the bleachers have eight different price points: $31, $38, $42, $49, $52, $74 and $77 which are all determined by the month, day of the week and the opponent.  The nine 'Half price Monday' games cost $19 for bleacher seats. 

Even before the bad economy and the mortgage and financial crises, the lower and middle class Joe Sixpack hasn't had an significant rise in disposal income in the 20 year period, let alone cover the 600+% price rise the 'normal' bleacher seats cost.

Now many people just go to a sports bar or a Buffalo Wild Wings to watch a game with friends and colleagues.  That $38 ticket price you save pays for plenty of the food and drinks you might end up spending at the sports bar and there's no $23 charge to park.  Or they invest in a 40"-65" HDTV coupled with digital cable or satellite service and you're all set to watch in the convenience and comfort of your own home.  No crowds, no lines and you can pause the live action with your TiVo if you need to pick up a call or make a trip to the restroom.

The best part is you can quickly change the channel when they're playing like crap.

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #36 on: April 26, 2011, 09:17:23 am »
Part of it is less free time to make the 5-6 hour commitment (40 minute commute each way to the Cell and the actual game time)

And it's a lot more for plenty of people, and even for the ones where it's less, it's a much bigger ordeal to get to and from these things than it used to be. It's just become a bigger pain in the ass to do anything in the city, it's ridiculously congested and expensive, people are on the whole much ruder and more self-absorbed, etc. . . .why bother? Especially given the alternatives AndyMacFAIL states.  Or is this all JadedJohnJeter perception? I knoweth not.

Either way, condo for sale.

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #37 on: April 26, 2011, 09:38:34 am »
Time commitment, same reason I gave up golf years ago.

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #39 on: April 27, 2011, 10:34:42 pm »
On the plus side, Detroit, Minnesota, and KC, all lose.  And Boston too.

Anybody here really think that Cleveland is legit?  I'm not buying it -- by July, they'll be 10 games under .500.

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #40 on: April 28, 2011, 08:06:17 am »
Ricketts should be arrested for calling that game yesterday.  He gets everyone in there spending money and then they call it, despite decent weather.  assshole

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #41 on: April 28, 2011, 08:07:27 am »
I'd be surprised if injuries didnt bite the Indios. They have had some problems in past years.

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #42 on: April 28, 2011, 09:44:43 am »
How does someone with 7 no-hitters get tagged over-rated?

That is asinine in my book.

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #43 on: April 28, 2011, 10:01:39 am »
What he said. Ask Robin Ventura.

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #44 on: April 28, 2011, 10:23:22 am »
Given some of the other entries, how does Mazeroski not get included?

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #45 on: April 28, 2011, 09:14:11 pm »
Wow, is Ryan Dempster hurt or something? Just gave up 7 ER in the bottom of the first, still only 1 out, and has already been taken out of the game. He's been terrible so far this year.

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #46 on: April 28, 2011, 10:23:03 pm »
Hes a johnpeter all-star.

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #47 on: April 29, 2011, 12:20:00 am »
Ben Zobrist had more RBIs today than the entire Whites Sox team had in the last week.

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #48 on: May 07, 2011, 06:26:07 pm »
Justin Verlander threw a no-hitter today (the 2nd of his career).

Yovani Gallardo of the Brewers nearly threw a no-hitter and Jaime Garcia of the Cards nearly no-hit them (nearly a perfect game) 2 days ago. And I think Derek Lowe had a no-no going for awhile against the Phillies the other day.

So the Sox aren't the only "supposedly" good offensive team to get shut down this week. We started a trend!   ;D

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #49 on: May 08, 2011, 11:17:56 am »
All these pitchers must be juicin'.

I demand an investigation!

 

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